Chelsea manager stays calm despite 5-3 mauling by Arsenal

Considering Manchester City have dropped just two points from their opening ten Premier League matches, it appears that their title rivals can ill-afford many slip-ups if they are to challenge for honours this season. Chelsea were in touch at the top of the table until their last two matches which have seen the Blues lose at QPR before twice letting…

Considering Manchester City have dropped just two points from their opening ten Premier League matches, it appears that their title rivals can ill-afford many slip-ups if they are to challenge for honours this season.

Chelsea were in touch at the top of the table until their last two matches which have seen the Blues lose at QPR before twice letting slip the lead to lose 5-3 against a resurgent Arsenal team.

It means that Andre Villas-Boas’ side are nine points behind City and many are questioning the manager’s tactics after conceding 15 goals in their first 10 games.

Even so, the Portuguese is keeping the faith in his team and believe that fortunes will change for Chelsea.

“Last year, we were exactly in the opposite situation,” Villas-Boas said.

“I think, to be fair, it was not on this date that things changed – it was late November.

“But the nature of the Premier League is exactly this, games that are so open like this between top teams and a Premier League that can dramatically change.

“Last year was the case on the wrong side for us and we have to continue to believe that this year, it will be on the good side for us.”

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